Skip to Main Content

Undergraduate Admission


Athenian App Days

Receive a decision on the spot.

Application Instructions

Apply Now - Accepting Applications for Fall 2022

Standardized test scores are not considered for admission or merit scholarships. 


Mount Saint Mary’s University specializes in “experiential education” – where students from all walks of life come together to work collaboratively with one another and a dedicated faculty on projects both inside and out of the classroom. Our student body and educators alike believe in the mission of helping others, so many of our internships and programs are designed to give back to our community – on both local and global levels.

Mount Saint Mary’s University welcomes your interest and application. As one of California’s top private colleges, we know you will find your future with us. 

Our admissions’ policy which was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees in May 2018 is that any student who was born female or identifies as female is eligible for admission to our traditional undergraduate women’s university. A student with documents such as transcripts, standardized test scores, or FAFSA submissions, which include a gender designation that does not accurately reflect the student’s gender identity is encouraged to bring this to the attention of the admissions office at the time of application. 

Next Steps

The following are the documents you will need for a complete application to Mount Saint Mary’s University:

  • Complete application, which includes your personal statement
    • Apply for free using our Mount Application OR
    • Submit your Common Application and $50 application fee - Contact your MSMU Admission counselor for a fee waiver code if needed
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation are not required for Fall 2022 applications however, they may be submitted for review if students feel they would enhance their application
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for Fall 2022 applicants

Don’t Miss Your Early Action Opportunity 

Apply to Mount Saint Mary’s University by December 1 and you will receive your admission decision by January. Students have until May 1 to accept the Mount’s admission offer.

Reapplication for Deferred or Returning Students 

For students who have been previously admitted to Mount Saint Mary's University and decided not to enroll may complete our first-year reapplication form. Submitting an updated personal statement (250-500 words) is required for submitting your application. There is no reapplication fee and letters of recommendation are not required. 

Connect with MSMU